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Oct 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> the contributions were intended to help defeat governor brown's proposition 30 to raise taxes and pass the anti-labor measure proposition 32. they went to court before the november election pushing the group to disclose the true source of the contribution. she's now headed to washington d.c. to serve as president obama's appointee on the federal election commission. before thursday's settlement was announced, she spoke with scott shafer about the challenges of informing voters about the flood of money in today's political campaign. >> welcome to "newsroom." >> thank you very much. >> well, the fair political action commission, which you chair, or have chaired, was created after waterfwat. there was a lot of cynicism about politics. how do you feel you have made a difference under your tenure there to, you know, enhance trust or faith in our political system? >> the purpose of the ftpc was to enhance faith and trust. clearly a large percentage of americans do not feel that trust in government. we have made inroads, though, and i think we've provided much greater disclosure. we've shown the publi
Nov 2, 2013 12:30am PDT
's where local coalition building comes in. at the county level you can do document fees and transfer taxes and you can get labor together with the affordable housing folks, people interested in parks and open space and come up with a coalition of folks to put a measure, you know, on -- in your county that might be a transfer tax that could be divided up among the various uses. i think those local coalitions can be strong in passing getting you to the 66% threshold. >> it is a dilemma, though, right, because we need growth. we need developments for jobs, for economic stimulation but then there are always those sectors that have opposition because of environmental concerns, how do you -- how do you compromise and move beyond all that? is it purely a policy issue? >> well, a lot is policy driven by san francisco is trying a few creative things that might be able to be replicated elsewhere. one is a pirates project to legalize inlaw units. they are existing units so many places in san francisco have a basement or backyard garage converted into an apartment. they are there and if they were lega
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